In 29 years as a federal prison, nobody ever survived an escape from Alcatraz, but every year athletes from across the country prove it possible. To compete in the 32nd annual Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon, athletes must qualify or be chosen in a lottery, thus becoming one of 2,000 athletes participating in this modified international distance triathlon. Its grueling course begins with a 1.5-mile swim from a boat off of Alcatraz, transitions to an 18-mile bike ride and concludes with an 8-mile run that includes a 400-step Equinox sand ladder. Join in on rubbing it in the faces of those would-be escapees, or just watch from the sidelines — this year’s race may be the best ever.
Thousands of runners will make their way through the streets of Oakland this Sunday in the city’s third annual running festival which includes a 5K, a half marathon, a marathon and a kids fun run.
One of the perks of living in San Francisco are the great options for working out outdoors. This year, don’t get stuck inside. Instead opt to get fit cycling across the Golden Gate bridge, hiking one of the many nearby trails, or swimming near the Bay.
24-year-old Sam Fox of Berkeley is preparing to embark on a journey few have ever completed. He will trek the entire Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Canada to Mexico in two months.
Veteran Thousands of long-distance runners geared in runner’s shorts and shoes have descended upon the Bay for Sunday morning’s San Francisco Marathon.
Thousands of runners will lace up their sneakers for a grueling trek through the city known as The San Francisco Marathon next Sunday. But for some, the exercise will be more about the journey than the finish.
Livermore police suspect the same man has pulled down the pants of numerous lone female joggers.
Chris Mocko, 25, of Palo Alto and Camille Herron, 31, of West Lafayette, Indiana, registered victories Sunday at the 33rd Annual Napa Valley Marathon.